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Lexington Minuteman Statue, Lexington, Mass.

Lexington Minuteman Statue
Lexington Minuteman Statue.

Article, photo by Eric Hurwitz created for on 9/23/2021. Find us on Twitter: @newenglandinfo

The Lexington Minuteman statue is located at the famous Lexington Battle Green in the heart of beautiful, historic downtown Lexington, Mass. This sculpture of Capt. John Parker is known as one of the United States' true landmarks, in memory of our country's quest for independence. Parker commanded the Lexington, Patriot, colonial militia at the Battle of Lexington on April 19, 1775.

Today, the statue stands tall as part of Lexington's impressive retaining of history, including the Lexington Battle Green, Revolutionary Monument, Old Burying Ground and pre-Revolutionary War buildings remarkable preserved -- the Buckman Tavern, Munroe Tavern and Hancock-Clarke House. Lexington Minuteman National Park, with over 900 acres of open land, has original parts of the Battle Road used on April 19, 1775.

While history permeates the Lexington way of life, there's also enough 21st century offerings to make this well-known town a complete tourist destination. The brick downtown sidewalks lead to fine restaurants, coffee shops, arts and crafts stores and fine walking neighborhoods with incredibly "American" large older homes -- much like its neighboring equally famous town, Concord.

All in all, a must-see part of your New England travels!

Concord's Old North Bridge oranmentOld North Bridge of Concord Ornament For Sale! Your purchase of a Old North Bridge of Concord, MA ornament helps keep going. This 3.5 diameter beveled glass ornament features a beautiful winter scene from the historic North Bridge in Concord, Massachusetts. It comes with a gold-colored ribbon so you can hang it anywhere around the home. It will look as much in place on a wall or by a window as it will in a Christmas tree.

Short history lesson on Concord's Old North Bridge: This is where local Minutemen experienced its first American Revolutionary War victory by forcing the British to retreat back to Boston on April 19, 1775. The North Bridge location is famous for the "shot heard around the world." Today, the North Bridge seems more like a peaceful walker's oasis with the placid Concord River, fields of flowers and big old trees along a quiet country path leading to "secret gardens"

Where to stay in Lexington/Concord? Check out Concord's Colonial Inn.

Looking for a great place to eat in Lexington/Concord? Main Streets Market & Cafe is definitely your place.

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